Yep the 9mm runs at higher pressure, but the brass is thicker too. If you run std. pressure loads, 10x is easy. I shoot a 124gr LTC cast from clip on ww (BHN 10-12) it runs fine all the way to 1200fps w/ little to no leading. A good lube helps, WHitleLabel Carnuba is tops. Unique & lead bullets are like PB&J. If you don't like Unique (5gr) then WSF (5.1gr) or WST (4.8gr). Clean burning & very accurate.Up to this point, I have mainly reloaded .45ACP and .223
I'm going to start reloading 9mm for a Glock 17L and I have questions. I'm going to use lead bullets, so I am going to get an aftermarket barrel.
1. How many times can 9mm brass be loaded? I never worry about it with .45ACP, but 9mm is a much higher pressure round.
2. Anyone have any favorite loads/powders for 9mm w/lead bullets?
3. What is the minimum Brinnell hardness rating for lead bullets to not get a lot of leading due to the high velocity of the round?